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SALT Pet of the Month: I Love Lucy…How About You?!
Posted on 28 Feb 2020 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Valentine’s Day might have come and gone, but there’s still plenty of love to go around, and we just love Lucy, the adorable dog that belongs to Olga Tsipursky, Senior Manager of International Tax at Amazon. However, Lucy is still looking for her own... Read More

SALT Pet of the Month: Bo Thai or Thai Bo?
Posted on 31 Jan 2020 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Former Tax Executives Institute (TEI) President Neil Traubenberg and his wife Joan recently added a new member to their family, Bo, a one-year-old Whoodle (Wheaton Terrier/Poodle mix). When their daughter Lauren was looking for a new dog, they brought... Read More

Pomp and Circumstance: Ruby is the Professor’s Pet
Posted on 31 Dec 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Meet Ruby, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix, who eight years ago became a pupil of Richard Pomp, the Alva P. Loiselle Professor of Law at UConn School of Law. While Ruby is very much the teacher’s pet, enjoying anything that gives her extra class time... Read More

SALT Pet of the Month: A Holiday Biscuit
Posted on 26 Nov 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Most kids leave cookies or biscuits for Santa, but for Beth Anne Stanford’s kids, Santa was the one who left Biscuit. Of course, we are talking about this adorable Goldendoodle, who was appropriately named for his light, fluffy and irresistible qualities... Read More

SALT Pets of the Month: An Unexpected Duo
Posted on 30 Oct 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Bingham and Angela Merklaws were never supposed to be friends. The rivalry between cats and dogs is the oldest story in the book, but somehow these two were destined for each other. Growing up in separate parts of the country, it was Casey Mock, Manager... Read More

SALT Pet of the Month: Getting the Ducks in a Row across the Pond
Posted on 26 Sep 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

We interrupt our regularly scheduled SALT dog and cat programming to bring you our very first SALT duck and duckling of the month. Meet the mother-daughter duo, Natalia and Tatiana, two Muscovy ducks who could only fittingly be given Russian names. The... Read More

SALT Pet of the Month: The dog ate my homework!
Posted on 28 Aug 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Eversheds Sutherland’s newest SALT associate, Peter Hull, recently joined our New York office and brought along the latest addition to our SALT pet family, Luna. An adorable, but sometimes troublesome, two-year-old golden retriever, Luna has a knack... Read More

SALT Pet of the Month: Winston
Posted on 29 Jul 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Meet Winston, a seven-month-old English Labrador Retriever who belongs to Damian Hunt, Director – State and Local Tax at Amazon. Despite being named after a former British Prime Minister, this English Lab is more concerned with royal formalities than... Read More

SALT Pet of the Month: Winston
Posted on 29 Jul 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Meet Winston, a seven-month-old English Labrador Retriever who belongs to Damian Hunt, Director – State and Local Tax at Amazon. Despite being named after a former British Prime Minister, this English Lab is more concerned with royal formalities than... Read More

SALT Pet of the Month: Mufasa, the King of House Louderback
Posted on 28 Jun 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Eversheds Sutherland’s newest SALT associate, Lexi Louderback , is bringing more than just her deep knowledge and experience in handling multistate taxation issues to our Sacramento office. Joining Lexi is the other newest member of our SALT family, her... Read More

May SALT Pet of the Month – Romeo Trencs
Posted on 31 May 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Romeo Trencs was named after one of the greatest love stories of all time. So it is only fitting that he now finds himself wrapped up in another love story of epic proportions. Romeo’s owners, Eversheds Sutherland Associate Samantha Trencs and her fiancé... Read More

April Pet of the Month – Oscar Langer!
Posted on 25 Apr 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Meet Oscar, a dachshund mix belonging to Jeff Langer, Senior Tax Manager at The Home Depot. Jeff recruited Oscar to head up his “Squirrel Patrol” in November 2017 from the Atlanta Humane Society. Now at three years old and weighing 19 pounds he takes... Read More

April Pet of the Month – Oscar Langer!
Posted on 25 Apr 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Meet Oscar, a dachshund mix belonging to Jeff Langer, Senior Tax Manager at The Home Depot. Jeff recruited Oscar to head up his “Squirrel Patrol” in November 2017 from the Atlanta Humane Society. Now at three years old and weighing 19 pounds he takes... Read More

March SALT Pet of the Month! – Ellie Patel
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Meet Ellie, the best friend of Hanish Patel, SALT associate in Eversheds Sutherland’s Atlanta office, and his fiancée, Paru. Ellie and Paru met in St. Louis (Ellie is a 2012 cum laude graduate of the Puppy Obedience School of St. Louis). When Paru... Read More

March SALT Pet of the Month! – Ellie Patel
Posted on 27 Mar 2019 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Meet Ellie, the best friend of Hanish Patel, SALT associate in Eversheds Sutherland’s Atlanta office, and his fiancée, Paru. Ellie and Paru met in St. Louis (Ellie is a 2012 cum laude graduate of the Puppy Obedience School of St. Louis). When Paru... Read More

  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Benson

    Meet Benson, the handsome three-year-old chocolate lab belonging to Stephen DiGennaro, Sutherland’s Marketing Technology Manager and one of the creators of the Sutherland SALT Shaker app. Named after Law & Order SVU ’s Detective Olivia Benson, this sweet boy has been a member of the...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Hades

    Meet Hades, the mischievous Husky-Corgi mix belonging to Sutherland SALT’s newest member, Robert Merten III and his wife, Whitney. Twelve-year-old Hades may be mature in age, but he is definitely a puppy at heart. Quite the accomplished escape artist, Hades has led Robert and Whitney on hour-long...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Reesie

    Meet Reesie, the nine-year-old Persian cat belonging to Sutherland SALT associate Stephen Burroughs and his wife Jennifer. The two have owned Reesie since the early days of their marriage when Reesie was just a kitten. According to Stephen, the cat is the embodiment of their first major marriage compromise...
  • Blog Post: SALT PET of the Month: Martin

    Meet Martin, a very lucky Jack Russell Terrier who was adopted by SALT legal secretary Candice Alba 13 years ago. This sweet boy was first fostered by a friend of Candice’s who had rescued him from an abusive home. When Candice met the pup, he was hiding under the front seat of her friend’s...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Scout

    Meet Scout, the handsome 13-year-old German Short Hair belonging to Denise Helmken, Sr. Manager, State Income and Franchise Tax at General Mills. Denise inherited Scout three and a half years ago. Since he is an indoor dog and a sweetheart, how tough could he be? Well, during his first week at home,...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pets of the Month: Alice and Indy

    Meet Alice and Indy, our March Pets of the Month. Both were submitted through our SALT Shaker App by Dee Waldruff, Manager of State and Local Taxes at Paychex, Inc. Alice (Tears on My Pillow) is a thoroughbred who recently celebrated her twenty-eighth birthday. She has lived on the Waldruff property...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Finnick

    Meet Finnick, a very lucky kitty belonging to Sutherland SALT Counsel Open Weaver Banks. Named after Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games trilogy, Finnick is a former stray that Open had found sleeping under a bush while she was gardening last fall. Shortly before Finnick took up residence in the Banks’...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pets of the Month: Callie and Cutie

    Meet Callie and Cutie, aka “Callie Poo” and “Cutie Pie,” the nine-and-a-half-year-old Domestic Short Hairs belonging to Margie Tiffert, Senior Manager, State Taxes at Fluor Corporation. These sisters have been with Margie since they were eight weeks old. Margie hadn’t planned...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Pico

    Meet Pico, the four–year-old Terrier mix belonging to Sutherland State and Local Tax Associate Stephanie Do and her husband, Ben. They adopted this sweet girl over Christmas three-and-a-half years ago when she was left at a Baltimore fire station as a puppy. Stephanie and Ben were told that their...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pets of the Month: the Packard Crew

    Meet Archon, Little Allu, Ifrit, Parunga and Zegan, all belonging to Damien Packard, user support coordinator in the Houston office, and his wife Chelsy. Archon is a German Shepherd that celebrated his first birthday in May. Along with Little Allu, the Chilean rose hair tarantula, he was a birthday gift...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Zander

    Meet Zander, the seven-year-old Great Pyrenees belonging to Sutherland SALT Associate Madison Barnett and his family. Already a proud dog owner of two handsome pups, Madison hadn’t planned on adding a third to the Barnett household. That plan changed abruptly four years ago when he nonchalantly...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Wrigley

    Meet Wrigley, this month’s Pet of the Month, who was submitted through our SALT Shaker App by Gary Peric, founder of the State Tax Foundation. A real sweetheart of a pup, Wrigley (aka PL 86-272) is a mini Golden Doodle. Born to a small Poodle father and Golden Retriever mother, Wrigley celebrates...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pets of the Month: Bogey and Cooper

    This month’s Pet of the Month column begins as a tribute to two cherished Labrador Retrievers belonging to Angie Moore, Tax Director at Liberty Media. Sweet Molly and Jax passed away suddenly within three weeks of each other this past summer. They were siblings to Bogey, a seven-and-a-half-year...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Asa

    Meet Asa, frequently known as “Doodle,” an Australian Shepherd belonging to Sarah Wellings, Director – State and Local Tax at Comcast. Adopted in the Finger Lake region of New York, this sweet boy celebrated his tenth birthday in August and has been with Sarah since he was just a pup...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pets of the Month: Bolt and Teddy

    Meet Bolt, aka “Boltie,” and Teddy, aka “Puppy,” belonging to Sutherland SALT Senior Counsel Eric Coffill and his wife Margaret. Boltie was rescued from a kill shelter about two years ago after Margaret saw him on the Petfinder app. Very little is known about his background other...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Cush

    Meet Cush, the handsome five-year-old dachshund-corgi mix belonging to Sutherland SALT Partner, Carley Roberts, and her husband Jeremy. Carley and Jeremy never thought they’d add a seventh dog to their extensive furry family. However, after many months of random visits from this sweet boy, who...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Rock, Paper and Scissors

    Meet Rock, Paper and Scissors—beloved pets of SALT Partner Marc Simonetti. Marc loves his pets, but they demand a large amount of attention and only thrive in office environments. But Marc doesn’t mind bringing them to work because they are excellent helpers when it comes to keeping Marc...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Whiskey

    Meet Whiskey, a two-and-a-half-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel belonging to Teresa Chiftis, Group Manager-Tax Controversies at Microsoft Corporation, and her husband, Jeff. During his time as a show dog, this handsome guy used the moniker “Covington Virginia’s Gentleman, a riff on...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Molli

    Meet Molli, the 11 year-old English Bulldog of Jaimie Lee, Indirect Tax Senior Manager at Uber. Molli is a sociable gal, who would much rather spend time with her two-legged friends and family than other dogs. This special pup loves to be the center of attention and enjoys her life as an only child....
  • Blog Post: SALT Pets of the Month: Noel and Honey

    Meet Noel and Honey, the beloved guinea pigs of Sutherland SALT Counsel Open Weaver Banks. Noel, the white guinea pig, is roughly three years old, and Honey is about a year old. Open has had a constant stream of guinea pigs since she was a teenager, except for a few years when her children were little...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Blue

    Meet Blue, the lovable feline companion of Sutherland SALT admin, Antonia Saenz. An avid Los Angeles Dodgers fan, Tonia named him for the color “Dodger Blue.” He also goes by Boo Boy, Mr. Man Head and My Handsomeness. Blue is just over three years old and was adopted by Tonia at an animal...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Petunia

    Meet Petunia, the adorable six-month-old French Bulldog belonging to Sutherland SALT Associate Jessica Allen and her fiancé, Erik. Jessica and Erik adopted Petunia at eight weeks old, so they have enjoyed seeing her grow up! Petunia loves her people and enjoys laps and snuggle time immensely...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Georgia

    Meet Georgia, the five-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd belonging to Damien Packard, Sutherland’s Senior User Support Coordinator, and his girlfriend Chelsy. The two adopted Georgia last August when a friend moved and couldn’t take Georgia with him. While with her previous owner, Georgia...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pets of the Month: Lemon and Lime

    Meet Lemon and Lime, the one-year-old parakeets belonging to Sutherland SALT Legal Secretary, Barbara Keihani-Dubison. Barbara received these two little sweeties as a gift from her mom almost six months ago. Lemon is a bright yellow female with streaks of green, and Lime is a yellow male with a...
  • Blog Post: SALT Pet of the Month: Lola

    Meet Lola, the sweet Boxer mix belonging to Sutherland SALT Associate Doug Upton and his family. Lola turns two years old in May and has been with the Uptons since she was just a six-week-old pup. She is a confident, sociable girl who is quick to greet everyone she meets. She spends her weekdays...